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Tenkara Rods 5:5 Ultra Light Action (UL)

Tenkara is the traditional Japanese method of fly-fishing, which uses only a rod, furled or level line, tippet and a fly. The joy of Tenkara fishing is the simplicity.

Daiwa-Enshou-LL41S-F - 411cm / 13.5ft
Daiwa-Enshou-LL36S-F - 361cm / 12ft
Daiwa-Neo-LL36SC - 360cm / 12ft
Daiwa-Neo-LL32SC - 321cm / 10.7ft
Kamasu-3809 - 380cm / 12.5ft
Gamakatsu-Gensuirai-380 - 380cm / 12.5ft
MOTSUGO-4209 - 420cm / 14ft
MOTSUGO-3908 - 390cm / 13ft
MOTSUGO-3607 - 360cm / 12ft
MOTSUGO-3307 - 330cm / 11ft
MOTSUGO-3006 - 300cm / 10ft
MOTSUGO-2706 - 270cm / 9ft

  • 'UL' - Ultra Light - 5:5 5 bottom sections are stiffer and 5 tip sections bend more easily. Rod feel more delicate when casting because of an extra flexibility, it is great for slower casting for smaller fish up to 1kg, but using this rod landing larger fish is more challenging.
  • 'L' - Light - 6:4 6 bottom parts are stiffer and 4 tip sections more flexible. Rod is more sensitive and more precise when casting, it is great, slightly easier for larger fish up to 2 kg.
  • 'ML' - Medium Light - 7:3 7 bottom sections are stiffer and 3 tip sections more flexible. Stiffer Rod, has more precise and more powerful when casting, it is great for a larger fish up to 3kg.
  • 'M' - Medium - 8:2 8 bottom parts are stiffer and 2 tip sections more flexible. Rod is the stiffest and fastest, most powerful when casting it is for larger, up to 4 kg species.
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    Tenkara rods could be comparable to most medium rods used in cone pole fishing and in fly-fishing and are considered slow action, or soft action rods. Tenkara Action describes how many bottom sections are stiffer and how many tip sections are more flexible when pressure is put on the tip of the rod. It shows how much the rod can bend and how quickly it can return to its neutral position. The construction material and construction method of a rod affects the stiffness of the blank, the blank's ability to react and therefore its action. Flexibility and Medium Action allows you to see the most delicate and sensitive fish bites. Power helps you actually fight the big fighter and land it much quicker that with other rods.
    'UL' - Ultra Light - 5:5 indicates 5 bottom sections are stiffer and 5 tip sections bend more easily. Rod feel more delicate when casting because of an extra flexibility, it is great for slower casting and can hold smaller fish up to 1kg, but landing a larger fish will be more challenging using this rod.
    Tenkara Rod Action Index

    Daiwa Tenkara Action is a measure of where and how the rod bends; it also describes how many bottom sections are stiffer and how many tip sections are more flexible when pressure is put on the tip of the rod. The middle sections of the LL (5:5) rods bend more than those of the LT rods. The 7:3 rods are a little stiffer than the 5:5, also 7:3 rods have a very smooth and slow transition from the softer tip to the stiffer middle and bottom sections, while the 5:5 rods have a very smooth full flex profile for the whole length of the rod.

    The Level/Tapered Line rods (7:3) are stiff rods with the solid (softer) tip section. The combination of stiffer mid and butt sections and the softer more flexible tip make the casting stroke is extremely smooth. The Level/Tapered Line rods are tip action rods, not the stiff action rods.
    The Level Line rods (5:5) are full flex rods with the hollow (stiffer) tip section. The combination of slightly stiffer rod and the stiffer tip make casting a light level line just as accurate as casting a heavier line on a stiffer rod with solid tip like Level/Tapered Line. Even with light line much easier to get tight loop casts with 5:5 rods.
    Daiwa Tenkara Rod Action Compare chart
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    You can choose the length of the rod based on the places where you will fish. Longer length allows you to fish in a wide area of the stream, on the other side of the stream or allow you to reach a longer distance without changing the fishing spot. Longer rods will give you better leverage over the line and the fly and require smaller movement by angler to set the hook for effective striking. Using a longer rod will also give you a huge advantage when playing fish, keeping it away from snags.
        Ultra-Light action tenkara rods can be used to catch almost all fish, they are widely used for all water types and conditions to target Rainbow Trout, Brook Trout with a dry fly on a streams or rivers, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass fishing on a ponds, Sunfish, Roach, Crappie, Rudd, Perch and Bluegill fishing on a lakes, Snapper (Baby Bluefish) fishing on the beach from a shore.
        Always remember to take a good care of your rods and they will work for you for a very long time and will bring you large amount of catches and a huge amount of great emotions. More great emotions - longer and healthier is your life.
    What is Tenkara fishing? How to fish? How to connect line to the rod? How to land a fish? How to take a good care of your rod? And many other helpful Tips...

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    GAMAKATSU Gensuirai-380 Tenkara Rod 12.5ft UL action

    GAMAKATSU Gensuirai-380 Tenkara Rod Ultra Light Action
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    Gamakatsu Gensuirai-380

    Factory Specifications:
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 12.7ft / 3.8m
  • Folded length: 22in / 55cm
  • Cork Grip length: 12.6in/315cm
  • Weight:3.0oz / 85g
  • Tip Diameter: 1.1mm
  • Max Diameter: 12.2mm
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    DAIWA Enshou-LL41S-F Tenkara Rod 13.5ft 5:5 action

    Daiwa Enshou-LL41S-F Tenkara rod

    Sale Price: $323.75

    Daiwa Enshou-LL41S-F

    Factory Specifications:
  • 8 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 13.5ft/4.11m
  • Folded length: 23.7in / 59.6cm
  • Cork Grip: 11.8in / 29.5cm
  • Weight:3.0oz / 85g
  • Tip Diameter: 1.1mm
  • Max Diameter: 13.4mm
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    DAIWA Enshou-LL36S-F Tenkara Rod 12 ft UL action

    Tenkara rod Enshou-LL36S-F

    Sale Price: $268.52

    Daiwa Enshou-LL36S-F

    Factory Specifications:
  • 7 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 12ft / 3.61m
  • Folded length: 23.7in / 59.6cm
  • Cork Grip: 11.8in / 29.5cm
  • Weight:2.63oz / 75g
  • Tip Diameter: 1.1mm
  • Max Diameter: 13.4mm
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    Daiwa Neo-LL36SC Tenkara Rod 12ft Ultra-light 5:5

    Tenkara rod Neo-LL36SC

    Sale Price: $188.31

    Daiwa Neo-LL36SC

    Factory Specifications:
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 12ft / 3.6m
  • Folded length: 19.2in / 48cm
  • Cork Grip: 10.8in/27.5cm
  • Weight:3.0oz / 88g
  • Tip Diameter: 0.9mm
  • Max Diameter: 12.1mm
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    Daiwa Tenkara Rod Neo-LL32SC 10.7ft

    Tenkara rod Neo-LL32SC

    Sale Price: $161.00

    Daiwa Neo-LL32SC

    Factory Specifications:
  • 8 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 10.7ft/3.21m
  • Folded length: 19.2in / 48cm
  • Cork Grip: 10.8in/27.5cm
  • Weight:2.8oz / 80g
  • Tip Diameter: 0.9mm
  • Max Diameter: 10.7mm
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    12.5ft Tenkara Rod KAMASU-3809 UL action

    Tenkara rod KAMASU-3809

    Price: $140.48

    KAMASU-3809

    Factory Specifications:
  • 99% HVF-density carbon
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 12.7ft/3.8m
  • Folded length: 22in / 55cm
  • Cork Grip: 12.6in/315cm
  • Weight: 3.0oz / 85g
  • Tip Diameter: 1.1mm
  • Max Diameter: 12.2mm
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    Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-4209 14ft 5:5 action

    Tenkara rod MOTSUGO-4209

    Sale Price: $88.96

    MOTSUGO-4209

    Factory Specifications:
  • 9 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 14ft / 4.2m
  • Folded length: 2ft / 60cm.
  • Cork Handle: 12in / 30cm.
  • Weight: 1.7oz / 62g.
  • Tip Diameter: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 12.9mm.
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    Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-3908 13' 5:5 action

    Tenkara rod MOTSUGO-3908

    Sale Price: $86.90

    MOTSUGO-3908

    Factory Specifications:
  • 8 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 13ft / 3.9m
  • Folded length: 2ft / 60cm.
  • Cork Handle: 12in / 30cm
  • Weight: 1.7oz / 48g.
  • Tip Diameter: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 11.5mm.
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    Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-3607 12ft UL action

    Tenkara rod MOTSUGO-3607

    Sale Price: $84.80

    MOTSUGO-3607

    Factory Specifications:
  • 7 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 12ft / 3.6m
  • Folded length: 2ft / 60cm.
  • Cork Handle: 11in / 28cm
  • Weight: 1.4oz / 40g.
  • Tip Diameter: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 10.2mm.
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    11' Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-3307 5:5 Ultra light

    Tenkara rod MOTSUGO-3307

    Sale Price: $79.40

    MOTSUGO-3307

    Factory Specifications:
  • 7 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 11 ft / 3.3m
  • Folded length: 2 ft / 60 cm
  • Cork Handle: 12 in / 30 cm
  • Weight: 1.2oz / 33g
  • Diameter Minor: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 10.2mm.
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    Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-3006 10ft UL action

    Tenkara rod MOTSUGO-3006

    Sale Price: $71.38

    MOTSUGO-3006

    Factory Specifications:
  • 6 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 10ft / 3m
  • Folded length: 2 ft / 60cm
  • Cork Handle: 12in / 30cm
  • Weight: 0.9oz / 25g
  • Diameter Minor: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 9mm.
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    9' Tenkara Rod MOTSUGO-2706 5:5 action

    Tenkara rod MOTSUGO-2706

    Sale Price: $75.10

    MOTSUGO-2706

    Factory Specifications:
  • 6 Telescopic Sections
  • Extended length: 9ft / 2.7m
  • Folded length: 21ft / 60cm
  • Cork Handle: 12in / 30cm
  • Weight: 0.8oz / 22g
  • Diameter Minor: 0.7mm.
  • Diameter Major: 9mm.
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    How to land a fish.

    To land a small fish you just need simply raise the rod high to slide fish gently into landing net range. Catching big fish is always very challenging especially with the light tackle. Fighting the large fish is very enjoyable and requires a lot of patience and some knowledge. With a larger fish you will need to follow to a rhythm dictated by the fish, you must keep your rod low, at 45 degrees or less to avoid breaking tip or top sections. Lifting the tip straight up will just encourage the fish to fight harder and to start swimming off at high speed. Try to use sideways pressure, moved rod with the fish, follow the fish movements and kept the rod angle low. Getting the fish from the bottom into open water is a winning half of the battle and once you've moved it away from any danger areas, such as reeds ringing an island, you can just keep applying steady pressure until the fish tires. Be patient; just let the fish tire itself and wait until it comes up and takes a gulp of air and then gently slide it over your landing net.

    Take a good care of your rod.

    Never lift your catch, always play with the fish and use landing net to land it. Never raise your rod high with the large fish, keep your handle angle at about 45 degrees or less. Always extend and insert telescopic sections very gently, try do not extend them too forcibly, try to keep it off the ground to avoid dirt getting into the joints. Wipe it clean with a cloth before taking it down so you don't jam dirt into the joint, rinse rod with freshwater after using it in saltwater as soon as you can. Always remember to take a good care of your rods and they will work for you for a very long time and will bring you large amount of catches and a huge amount of great emotions. More great emotions - longer and healthier is your life.
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    Spare 3 Top Sections for Tenkara rod 'MOTSUGO' Ultra-Light Action.

    For Tenkara rod MOTSUGO

    Sale Price: $7.32
    For Tenkara rod KAMASU

    Sale Price: from $5.42

    These spare sections are intended for replacements of broken or lost segments of MOTSUGO, and KAMASU Tenkara rods.
    First tip section has strong braid Lillian string connected to the tip. Kamasu tenkara rod has string with a little metal sleeve, designed as a small swivel, which allows the Lillian rotate by 360 degrees without line twist. This string greatly enhances the sensitivity of the pole for detecting slightest strikes. Line can be attached to Lillian string with a single overhand loop on the connector.
    Spare sections for Tenkara rod

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    Tenkara Rod Case

    A major concept of the Tenkara rod case is keeping your rod clean, organized and protected, prevent scratching, making your trip safe and more pleasant. Case made of Carbon Graphite Fyber; it is very strong, compact and durable. Case has plug on the top for easy access the rod and screw cap on the bottom. You can store your Tenkara rod without removing the line, tippet and flyes, leaving the line connected to the rod. Simply starting with the bottom section collapse your rod sections all the way to the top one, secure your line and fly with EZ keeper and slide the rod bottom down to the rod tube (which is the way it should always be done).
    Tenkara rod case has inside diameter 1.24in (31mm) and available in 3 different length to cover most if not all Tenkara rods.
    Tenkara-Rod-Case-660 can fit rods with folded length up to 24in (60.0cm), ideal for for 'Hirame', 'Kamasu', 'Daiwa-Enshou-LTS-F', 'DAIWA-Neo-LTSC', 'Nissin-Kawashi', 'Shibasu' Tenkara rods, and carbone pole rods.
    Tenkara-Rod-Case-750 can fit rods with folded length up to 27.5in (68.5cm), ideal for for 'Wakata', 'Kasugo', 'Motsugo', 'Yokoshima', 'Nishin', 'Takasago' Tenkara rods, and carbone pole rods.
    Tenkara-Rod-Case-990 can fit rods with folded length up to 37in (92.5cm), ideal for for 'Matodai', 'Akamachi', 'Shimano-Mainstream-ZE-40-45' Tenkara rods, and carbone pole rods.
    Tenkara-Rod-Case-660
    Sale Price: $18.80
    Tenkara-Rod-Case-750
    Sale Price: $20.60
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    Tenkara Running Line.

    Fly lines have been developed to cast in perfect balance with Fly rods, Tenkara rods, Hera rods or Poles Whips - with power and precision - yet make very delicate presentations, and will work very well with every rod. The advantages of Running Fly lines are being supple for minimized drag and memory; they stretch to protect your rod and tippet, and do not absorb water for feather-like landing.
    Tenkara-Running-Line
    Running-Line-Yellow-10 Running-Line-Yellow-15 Running-Line-Green-10 Running-Line-Green-15
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    Factory Specifications
  • Premium monofilament.
  • Diameter: 0.92mm (for 10LB)
  • Diameter: 1.02mm (for 15LB)
  • Length: 49.5ft / 15m.
  • Weight: 10LB. or 15LB.
  • Color: Fruit Green or Flu Yellow
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    Color - Diameter
    Also you may be interested in different Fly Fishing Line matching your rod.
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    Tenkara Tippet.

    This clear Tippet Material system has a non-reflective finish that makes it nearly invisible under most light and water conditions. Clear is a good choice for all situations such as surface steelhead or saltwater flats fishing. It features many advantages in this class, high strength to diameter ratio, low coil memory, good knot strength and reliability. Coated for abrasion resistance, a great tippet available in 5X, 6X or 7X diameters. Tippet is the thinnest section of Fly fishing line system and will need replacing frequently.
    Tenkara tippet
    Factory Specifications
  • Premium monofilament.
  • Length: 165ft / 50 meters.
  • Color: Clear white
  • 5X: 0.006in/0.152mm, Wt:5lb/2.25kg, Hook:14-22
  • 6X: 0.005in/0.127mm, Wt:3.6lb/1.62kg, Hook:16-24
  • 7X: 0.004in/0.102mm, Wt:2.9lb/1.30kg, Hook:18-28
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    Diameter
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    Tenkara 6 Flies Set.

    A major concept of the fly is that the fly imitates some form of fish prey. Flies are usually chosen based on the pattern, size and color to represent all manner of potential freshwater and saltwater fish prey to include aquatic and terrestrial insects, crustaceans, worms, baitfish, flesh, spawn, small reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc. Each situation is different, and we put together 6 different flies into the set so you can get yourself spending all day on the water with right flies to attract the fish you're trying to catch. All 6 flies are tied on chemically sharpened high quality hooks.
    Tenkara-Fly-Set-6
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    3 Flies Set.

    A major concept of the fly is that the fly imitates some form of fish prey. Flies are usually chosen based on the pattern, size and color to represent all manner of potential freshwater and saltwater fish prey to include aquatic and terrestrial insects, crustaceans, etc. All 3 flies look like insects with two eyes, made of deer hair with 3 different colors and special smells that makes it attractive for fish. Flies are tied on chemically sharpened high quality high carbon hooks size 2/0 with Nickel what make them rustless and ideal for saltwater or freshwater.
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    Braided Loop Connector.

    Braided Loop Connector, a piece of braided monofilament line hollow braided tube at one end and looped on the other. Insert at least 30 mm of fly line into the braided loop connector. Slide retaining sleeve into position covering end of braid, ensuring that the sleeve is a tight fit secure. Grip sleeve and pull hard on the leader. You can secure it with a small section of heat shrink tubing over the connector to keep the line from sliding out. To remove leader, grip fly line and push retaining sleeve and leader from line.
    These are high strength, very handy, easy to use, work well, and the simplest, most convenient way to connect fly line and transparent leader. Great for attaching shooting tapers, lead heads, backing and leaders without avoiding the trouble of tying a new knot should you break your leader. Use the braided loop connector instead of making your own loop out of heavy monofilament line or heavy tippet material.
    Braided Loop Connector
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    EZ Hook Line Keeper Set of 2.

    The major function of EZ Keeper is to secure your lures and assist hooks without damaging guides or cork handles. The folding design keeps it out of the way when not in use. The EZ keeper is very useful when you collapse your fishing pole rod for storing without removing your hook or when quickly transporting from spot to another spot and keep lines from getting tangled or items hooked.
  • Comes with 4 Rubber O-rings to fit most blanks.
  • Easy to use, attaches quickly.
  • Adapts to any position on the rod.
  • Folds down out of the way when not in use.
  • Useful with a wide range of hooks sizes.
  • An easy way to maintain a rigged worm.
  • Keeps guides and reels from being damaged.
  • Works great as a line keeper.
  • Also good when on your boat.
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